2019 Solstice Sunset Concert

an evening of music and celebration

Sunday, December 15th
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Concert begins at 5:00 p.m.

Shadow Rock UCC – 12861 N. 8th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029

The Solstice Sunset Concerts at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ began in 2009, a creation by artistic director/pianist Lynne Haeseler who was inspired by composer Alexander Scriabin’s idea of an universal work entitled Mysterium.  With this in mind, the intent of these performances is to weave all elements together—musicians, choir  audience participation, spoken word, and sunset— into one integrative whole. The Solstice Sunset Concerts are now a beloved tradition at Shadow Rock UCC and a remarkable celebratory musical experience with the unfolding light of a setting winter sun.


An integrative performance of music and sunset
“We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass

Lynne Haeseler, artistic director/piano
Gary Steinkamp, producer
A Cappella Syndicate Chorus
Phoenix West Threshold Choir*
Louisa Branscomb, songwriter/vocalist/guitar
Susan & Michael McCall, vocalists
Ruth Wilde Wenger, violoncello
Connie Jahrmarkt, violin
John Shepherd, oboe*
Carl Rowe, trumpet
Joyce Buekers, Jocelyn Obermeyer, Shannon Schumann, harp 
Sam Anderson & Keith Johnson, African drums

* = indicates a new performer to the Solstice Concert

Shadow Rock United Church of Christ
12861 N. 8th Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85029
Rev. Ken Heintzelman, Senior Minister


Church Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 602-993-0050